September 02, 2014

gastrointestinal

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  • Beans and Gas
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    Beans and Gas

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Gassy after eating beans? You're not alone. The culprit: complex sugars in beans that are fermented by bacteria in the intestines, producing gas. But the more often you eat beans, the less gassy you'll be.

  • Colon Cancer Screening Choices
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    Colon Cancer Screening Choices

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    You’re a healthy 55-year-old and at no increased risk for colon cancer. Should you be screened? Absolutely. But how should you be screened? This question has generated a big debate in the medical profession.

  • Lactose Intolerance and Yogurt
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    Lactose Intolerance and Yogurt

    by Berkeley Wellness

    People who are lactose intolerant have great difficulty digesting dairy products, leading to gas, cramps, and other symptoms. But the live cultures found in probiotic yogurts may ease some of the burden.

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